Losing Ozil and Sanchez would be a 'huge setback', reveals Arsenal youngster

  • Losing Ozil and Sanchez would be a 'huge setback', reveals Arsenal youngster

Losing Ozil and Sanchez would be a 'huge setback', reveals Arsenal youngster

Now we're not saying Barcelona have expressed an interest in acquiring the talented midfielder, for all we know he could yet come to an agreement with Arsenal and sign a new contract deal.

The decorated playmaker is believed to be keen on reuniting with former boss Jose Mourinho, as the 28-year-old enjoyed the best years of his career under the Portuguese's management at Real Madrid.

But, while the 54-year-old is an admirer of the Arsenal No10, Castles says Mourinho does not deem him an upgrade on those already at his disposal.

"I don't think players like him (Ozil) will be leaving in January".

"But the information I'm getting is that Ozil's not the player he plans to add to the team next summer".

As far as the transfers are concerned, Mourinho strengthened his defense, midfield and the strike-force department in the summer transfer window but did not lure any attacking midfielder.

"Where he does want to recruit is in a faster wide player which isn't Ozil's forte".

Alex Iwobi has warned that losing Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez would be a "huge setback" for Arsenal's hopes of reclaiming their place in the Champions League.

The duo are both out of contract at the end of the current campaign and have shown no signs of agreeing fresh terms at the Emirates Stadium.

'When they are fit they are unstoppable. He has only played 5 games for the Gunners so far this season, but the prospect of working under the Special One again might be too hard to resist and could see the German worldwide move over to Old Trafford on a free next summer.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will have no involvement in any decisions that the Arsenal board make on an eventual successor for the Frenchman.

'For a team like Arsenal, we need to be aiming for the top four and we need what they bring'.